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The National Flag Memorial (Spanish, Monumento Nacional a la Bandera) in Rosario, Argentina, is a monumental complex built near the shore of the Paraná River. It was inaugurated on June 20, 1957, the anniversary of the death of Manuel Belgrano, creator of the Argentine flag, who raised it for the first time in an island on the opposite shore of the river on February 27, 1812.

The complex has a total area of about 10,000 square metres, and was built mostly using stone from the Andes, under the direction of architects Ángel Guido and Alejandro Bustillo, and the sculptors José Fioravanti, Alfredo Bigatti and Eduardo Barnes.

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Club Atlético Rosario Central is a sports club based in Rosario, Argentina. Its football team currently plays in the Primera B Nacional, the second tier of the Argentine football league system, after being relegated in the 2009-10 season.

Rosario Central is the most successful football team not based on Buenos Aires. The club has won the Argentine's First Division four times; their last domestic title was the 1986-87 season. In addition, they have won the Conmebol Cup once. After the 2010 Clausura, Rosario Central's poor form over the past three years forced them into a relegation/promotion play-off against Nacional B side Club Atletico All Boys. All Boys won the tie over two legs 4–1 on aggregate, relegating Rosario Central to second tier football for the fourth time in their history.

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Club Atlético Newell's Old Boys is an Argentine sports club based in Rosario. The club was founded on November 3, 1903, and is named after Isaac Newell, one of the pioneers of Argentine football. Newell's is best known for their association football team, that plays in the Argentine Primera División (top level of the Argentine league system).

Originally member of Rosario's Football Association, Newell's affiliated to the Argentine Football Association (AFA) in 1939. They have won AFA's Primera División five times throughout their history, the first being in the 1974 Metropolitano and the last in the 2004 Clausura. Newell's has also been twice Copa Libertadores runner-up (in 1988 and 1992).

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The Paraná River (Spanish: Río Paraná, Portuguese: Rio Paraná) is a river in south Central South America, running through Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina for some 4,880 kilometres (3,030 mi). It is second in length only to the Amazon River among South American rivers. The name Paraná is an abbreviation of the phrase "para rehe onáva", which comes from the Tupi language and means "like the sea" (that is, "as big as the sea"). It merges first with the Paraguay River and then farther downstream with the Uruguay River to form the Río de la Plata and empties into the Atlantic Ocean.
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The history of Rosario began in the 17th century, when the Spanish established a settlement in the zone. Rosario lies by the Paraná River, about 300 km upstream from the Argentine capital Buenos Aires; it is a major port and an industrial, commercial and cultural center. It grew from its humble origins to be the third most populated city in Argentina and the largest in the province of Santa Fe. Manuel Belgrano created the flag of Argentina in Rosario.
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